FREIGHTLINER M2 2009: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : M2 Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2008-10-31 - 2009-10-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 09V428000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-12-18 Date Received by ODI: 2009-11-02 Date Added to Database: 2009-11-02
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 09C-5
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1726
Summary:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 FREIGHTLINER, AND STERLING VEHICLES EQUIPPED DETROIT DIESEL DD13 EPA07 ENGINES WHICH WERE MANUFACTURED WITH GRID HEATERS. INCREASED INTERNAL GRID HEATER RESISTANCE CAUSED BY IMPROPERLY TIGHTENED SCREWS MAY MELT THE SOLDER ON THE GRID HEATER CIRCUIT BOARD LEADING TO A SHORT CIRCUIT.
Consequence:
      A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE AND INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy:
      DETROIT DIESEL WILL REPAIR VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE ENGINE CONTROL LOGIC WILL BE REPROGRAMMED TO PROVIDE COLD WEATHER STARTING WITHOUT THE NEED OF A GRID HEATER. WIRING TO THE GRID HEATER WILL BE REMOVED. THE SAFETY RECALLBEGAN ON DECEMBER 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DETROIT DIESEL AT 1-313-592-5800 OR DAIMLER TRUCKS AT 1-800-547-0712.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      DAIMLER TRUCKS RECALL NO. 09C-5.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .